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Governing India's Northeast

Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace

Authors: Das, Samir Kumar

  • ​Sees governance as the problem, rather than as a solution to the problem of insurgency and violence
  • Reflects critically on policies and should be of interest to the policymakers and activists
  • Three crucial issues of insurgency, development and culture are sought to be understood through the lens of governance
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​This book focuses on issues of governance and the nature and complexities of social transformation in India’s Northeast -- a ‘problem’ zone for policymakers -- particularly since the early 1990s. While governance is the thread that runs through the volume, the latter at one level addresses the challenges of governing in global times a region historically marked by acute violence, interethnic conflict and insurgency; and at another, traces macro changes in the very forms and technologies of governance. The essays in this volume point to how changing forms and technologies of governing insurgency, development and culture do not remain mere instruments of peace, but define the very nature and content of both peace and conflict and their interrelationship in the region.

For the first time in the history of scholarship on the region, the three crucial issues of insurgency, development and culture have been analysed through the lens of governance. This volume, therefore, marks an important addition to the scholarship on the region.

About the authors

Professor Samir Kumar Das is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of North Bengal, India. A professor of political science at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata (on leave), he has been the coordinator of the University Grants Commission-Departmental Research Support Programme on ‘Democratic Governance: Comparative Perspectives’. He was also a post-doctoral fellow (2005) of the Social Science Research Council (South Asia Program). He specializes in and writes on ethnicity, security, migration, rights, justice and democracy and has lectured widely in premier academic institutions at home and in the USA, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium and many other countries on various assignments.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Governing India’s Northeast: An Introduction

    Das, Samir Kumar

    Pages 1-15

  • Production of the Insurgent Subject

    Das, Samir Kumar

    Pages 17-44

  • Shifting Strategies of Peace

    Das, Samir Kumar

    Pages 45-66

  • Governing Cultures of Peace

    Das, Samir Kumar

    Pages 67-91

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eBook $39.95
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-1146-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1145-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing India's Northeast
Book Subtitle
Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1146-4
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1146-4
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1145-7
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 93
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